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that lost power during sandy in our area. about 3,100 dominion virginia customers in our area still have no electricity. pepco says just seven customers are without power. >> outages at some schools mean another day for some students in our area to be off. in anarundel county, four schools are still closed. louis witown elementary is still without power. all schools in pendleton county, west virginia, are closed because of power outage issues. >>> temperatures are down to around 40 degrees this morning. sandy spinning over southeastern canada still. you still see the huge effects of this storm. we're still getting scattered sprinkles from western pennsylvania into western maryland. thankfully, the big snow machine has ended out there. the dark blue areas are around freezing. that's much of western pennsylvania into western maryland. the light blue generally in the low to mid 40s. we're going to hold steady here for the next several hours and not warm up much today. hour by hour, by 6:00 a.m., it actually may dip down to the upper 30s and maybe a few sprinkles around, and then by noontime
is climbing four days after sandy made landfall. so far, the storm has claimed 74 lives in the u.s. more than five million homes and businesses are without power along the east coast. most of the outages in the new york area. in the meantime, president obama saw the damage on the jersey shore firsthand yesterday. during that tour, the president pledged federal support for the long haul. >> pepco says it's restored power to all of its customers affected by sand dominion hopes to do the same by tonight. about 1,700 of its customers are still in the dark. that number was over 3,000 just a few hours ago. more than 4,000 bge homes and businesses in our area have no electricity. most of them are in anne arundel county. novak is working to restore four a little more than 250 customers. >>> some students will have another day. in anne arundel county four schools are closed. chapel forge early childhood center in prince george's county is also without power, as is lewis town elementary in frederick county, maryland, and all schools in pendleton county, west virginia, are closed because of power outage
tonight, renewed calls for help in the northeast from the wrath of hurricane sandy. good afternoon, everyone, i'm jim handly. >> i'm pat lawson muse. 37 in new york city alone, more than 4 million people are still without power. and countless more hours of cleanup are still ahead for many. >> as the recovery ramps up right now, jay gray has more on the potential bad news in the forecast. >> reporter: where the damage is so intense, so far reaching, it can be hard to figure out how to even start to come back. >> you see their whole livelihoods crash into the ocean. it's devastating. >> reporter: in many areas, crews are moving the mess that sandy left behind. but in some of the hardest hit communities, like seaside heights, new jersey, there are no recovery teams or residents yet, and frustrations are building. >> why safe there and nowhere else? talk to the rest of the homeowners. >> the gas mains we're scared of. >> i don't care about a house, i care about your lives. >> reporter: lives, that like the atlantic coast have been battered and torn apart. >> no electricity, no heat, no
the events ahead of sandy. president obama will campaign alongside president clinton and dave matthews. the president is back on the campaign trail today. he's on his way to wisconsin as we speak. he'll visit nevada and colorado today. the president took a three-daybreak from campaigning to oversee the government's response to hurricane sandy. part of the presentation will focus on the effort to provide relief of those affected by the massive storm. >> the death toll is climbing four days after sandy made land fall. the storm claimed 75 lives. more than 4.5 million homes and businesses were without power along the east coast. most in the new york area and that area around new york city. president obama saw the damage on the jersey shore. during the tour, the president pledged support along the long haul. >> sandy brought flooding and now it's causing gridlock. this is the long back up of cars trying to get into the city this morning. drivers had to go through a police check point and prove they had three people in the car. it was encouraged to encourage car pooling. >>> closer to home,
'm eun yang. >> and i'm aaron gilchrist. people still struggling from sandy. the election may be an afterthought, but right now we are 24 hours from the first polls opening in our area, and this morning new numbers that show the race is truly too close to call. just ahead, the last minute dash for votes around here today. >>> it is 6:00 right now. getting out the vote this year means getting out the coats. this unseasonably cold weather is hanging on. now a new storm to worry about. storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein is on top of all of this. tom, good morning to you. >> good morning. >>> we'll be keeping an eye on a developing storm off the coastal carolinas taking place on wednesday. right now this morning, we're starting off with a lot of cloudiness across northern virginia, the district, most of maryland, and into the mountains. there are some breaks in the clouds in the central and southern shenandoah valley and areas fredericksburg south. that is where it's coldest. in fact, where it's cleared out, temperatures there have tipped down to the freezing mark or below. up
with the effects of sandy, mitt romney continues to campaign in key battleground states. we've got brand new pole numbers. all that and our own brian williams goes home to battered point pleasant beach new jersey. >> announcer: this is "early today" for thursday, november 1st, 2012. >>> good morning, i'm lynn berry. here is the very latest on sandy. at least 74 people in the u.s. are now dead as a result of sandy. millions remain without power, and recovery isn't coming nearly fast enough. new jersey is just one of the places there are major gasoline shortages. people are waking up with canisters and walking up with canisters trying to get fuel. and further down the coast, take a look at cars lined up for blocks, if not miles. some people waited more than an hour for a chance to fill up. >>> another big oil problem, a massive fuel leak at a tank facility. more than 300,000 gals of diesel crude spilled into the water separating new jersey from statin islands. containment booms are keeping the oil where it is. >>> in connecticut, intense images as three mansions burned to the ground. firefighters c
>>> one school feeling the affects of sandy. pendleton county on a two-hour delay. >> 44 degrees out there. cold start to the day. we're hoping the rain has moved out and we can have calm back in the washington, d.c. area. >> sandy is still affecting us. we may get blustery winds. we don't have sprinkle activity like yesterday. as we go back in time, look at what's happening the last 12 hours, you can see this great circulation in the atmosphere from canada all the way down to the carolinas and northwesterly flow swinging around the center of circulation and the remnants of sandy moving slowly to the north and weakening. we're getting a few isolated sprinkles out in southwestern pennsylvania. one little batch of slight snow in garrett county, got hammered with a couple of feet of the heavy, wet snow. thousands without power in western maryland and parts of west virginia. partly cloudy sky. mostly clear east of washington and around the chesapeake bay. all of the areas in dark blue in the cold 30s. need your winter coat this morning, and the winds picking up. we're talking windchi
're being affected in a peripheral way by remnants of sandy. it's way up in canada. still getting a few spokes of energy. panhandle of west virginia, northern shenandoah valley to frederick county, as well as in washington county. breaks in the clouds, southern maryland on the eastern shore, but it's all cloudy around the metro area and points west. there is a chill in the air. it's in the low 40s to near 40 degrees, much of the region. hour by hour today, might have a sprinkle this morning. a lot of cloudiness through noontime. by then it will be in the low 50s and winds may be gusting to around 15 or 20 miles an hour or so. sunrise 7:36. by late afternoon, highs reaching the mid 50s. i'll return in ten minutes. your first traffic this morning. >> grood morning. still dealing with that fire. your closures are between third street and sixth street. you may want to take first street in that area. avoid it if possible if you're about to head out of the house. let's head over to i-95 southbound in virginia. had construction set up. was blocking the left lane. hov lanes were shut down, but
hammer the northeast just nine days after super-storm sandy devastated the region. another storm slams the northeast, this one won't pack the same punch as that last one. >> it is impacting the area still reeling from sandy. looking live in waterbury, connecticut, at least six inches of snow. it's making a mess of the roads there. jay grey with a similar scene in new jersey. >> reporter: ten days after sandy and the sea is raging again. high winds and heavy rains are battering the northeast already. flood watt others are rising. >> it's very sad. it's very sad to see it's getting pounded again. >> reporter: and this time, there's also snow. >> i don't believe it's like snowing here. >> reporter: a thick blank et covering roadways and cancelling flights and now settling over the debris that sandy left behind adding to the misery that so many have been forced to deal with here. the conditions are crippling with clean-up and recovery. >> i could see us actually moving backwards and people who have gotten power losing power again. >> hundreds of thousands struggling without power and strug
. tonight a final poll on where this race stands and how sandy could impact the election. >>> plus the new big storm closing in threatening to disrupt a massive recovery operation. >>> and making a difference, the marathon may be off, but the race is on to help some of the hardest hit victims of the storm. from our election home, "nightly news" begins now. >>> good evening. in just over 48 from now, the first polling places here on the east coast will close in the presidential election. the final "countdown" is on and the gut check moment has arrived for president obama and governor romney as they make the crucial decisions as to where and how to marshall their resources into places they can still make a difference. and tonight, we're about to release the results of our time poll in this race, a last-minute snapshot that could give both camps a reason for hope and anxiety. and how the hurricane sandy disaster has affected this race. let's start with our political director and chief white house correspondent chuck todd who's just below me here on democracy plaza. >> let's get right to the n
are moving the mess sandy left behind, but in some of the hardest hit communities like seaside heights new jersey, there are no recovery teams and residents yet. and frustrations are building. >> talk to me. talk to the rest of the homeowners. >> the gas mains we're scared of. >> i don't care about a house. i'd rather care about your life. >> reporter: lives that like the atlantic coast have been battered around torn apart. >> we have no lek fris electric heat. we need more help. >> reporter: supplies and support are pouring in, water by the druk loads, troops and heavy equipment, still the need is overwhelming. >> the full toll of hurricane sandy on new yorkers is still emerging. >> reporter: the recovery still unfolding. subway trains are slowly coming back online. charging stations provide a lifeline through technology. but it's the lives like these, thousands waiting for buses in brooklyn, cars trying to inch back into the city, and miles of motorists waiting for gas pushing at times literally to try and come back. >> recovering from it is not going to be easy. but by working together,
in the record books for a while. we're still dealing with the impacts of super cyclone sandy. that brisk northwesterly wind that is still in place over the region is still courtesy of the storm though it is long gone, the effects remain, and that northwesterly wind is going to get you chilly first thing this morning. temperatures are only in the low to mid 40s right now across the area. good news is no rain drops showing up anywhere on storm team 4 doppler. here is your saturday forecast. cloudy and breezy and chilly for much of your saturday. temperatures aren't really going to move a whole lot. we're in the low to mid 40s now and will climb into the upper 40s and low 50s for a time later this afternoon. tomorrow is going to be a noticeably prettier day than today. we may see and you are not going to believe this a bright shining object in the sky. we used to call that the sun. it's been nearly a week since we had anything close to a sunny day around here. i think tomorrow we finally start to turn the corner but it is going to stay chilly. so the weekend word is chilly. but at least it'
over the shock of what sandy left behind and understanding that the recovery here is going to be difficult and not going to be weeks but months if not more than a year. there is a bit of good news here in atlantic city. the casinos reopened. and a lot of people, you'd be surprised, moving in, saying they're going to find a place to stay here. the hotels are open. but also hoping they can get their minds off what's happened and what's to come for just a couple of hours. so that's a bit of good news in the middle of what's been a lot of horrible news. pat, jim, back to you. >> all right. jay gray. jay, thank you. >>> about 1,500 dominion virginia workers left this morning to help restore power in central new jersey. hundreds of thousands there still in the dark after sandy. many of these crews also responded after hurricane katrina because so many gas stations are powerless now, they are taking their own fuel and other supplies with them up to jersey. they will work shifts of at least 12 hours. >>> four days to go until election day. there are nine swing states, but only one
. as the flood waters fell from hurricane sandy, the death toll continues to climb. >> the super storm has claimed 72 lives. in staten island, new york, many are found dead, trapped inside their home. new video from connecticut shows multi-milliion dollar homes as sandy rolled to shore. and in nj nnl, devastation as far as the eye can see. something president obama got to see firsthand. tonight, jay gray reports from toms river, new jersey. >> this is what the long road back looks like in new jersey. >> devastating. it's unbelievable. >> i've got nothing. memories or anything else. everything is ruined. ruined. >> ravaged by sandy. homes ripped from their foundations, boats thrown into the middle of the street and entire communities washed away. others still under water. >> we're seeing this very common sight here. >> the devastation stretches for miles. towns and lives were reduced to rubble. >> can't even imagine that. no matter how much you imagine what it's going to look like, it's worse. >> reporter: president obama toured the devastation with new jersey governor today delivering the
to make sure that they are not acting as bullies. >> reporter: meanwhile, hurricane sandy has swamped election day in the northeast. florida new jersey apology stations are beseejd. >> the timing of the storm was horrible for us. >> i have no idea where we'll be able to vote. >> reporter: this weekend, the state announced it will let voters displaced by sandy e-mail or fax their ballots in and military trucks may be deployed as backup polling stations. >> we want to let you know brian williams and our entire political team will be with you every step of the way on election night. our coverage begins at 7:00, 6:00 central tomorrow night. >>> now for a look at the weather and that nor'easter that is headed our way, bill karins is down in democracy plaza for us this morning. good morning to you, bill. >> good morning to you, veronica. this is the place to be tuesday night. behind me, the famous ice skating rink with the electoral map on it. as nbc calls the states on election night, they'll all be colored in in either red or blue as we go to the magical number of 270 electoral votes. we
wisconsin, colorado and nevada. and those are his first events since sandy struck. mitt romney will spend part of today in ohio. he will start the day in wisconsin. he'll deliver what aides call his closing argument. from there, he heads to ohio and rallies in columbus, and cincinnati. >>> today, your last chance to vote early in maryland. polling centers open from 8:00 this morning until 9:00 tonight. early voting was supposed to end earlier this week. it was extended through earlier today since polling centers were closed monday and tuesday. vote early through tomorrow in the district. polling centers open until 9:00 p.m. today and tomorrow. >>> good news for new yorkers in the dark after hurricane sandy. con edison, the utility company that serve much of manhattan says power should be fully restored by tomorrow. a quarter million businesses and homes are without power. many of them near manhattan, meals and bogs battled bottled will be distributed. >> yesterday, the mta reopened the system with limited service, stations jammed with people trying to board, leaving many no-to-call for mo
>>> tonight, two big stories, sandy and the election. the kacandidates on a cross country tour of the battleground states, including here in the d.c. area. >> he's offering excuses, i'm offering a plan. >> people further north wait for hours to fill up their cars. >> i don't understand why he cut the line. >> the death toll from sandy rising, but there are amazing stories of survivor. >> i'm lucky i got out. >> good evening, i'm chris gordon in for jim rosenfield who is on assignment tonight on staten island. his story coming up. a live look outside. it feels like we haven't seen the sun in weeks, storm team four meteorologist chuck bell is in our weather center. any chance for sun tomorrow? >> i'm holding out optimism we will get more sunshine tomorrow than we had today. and that will be more sunshine than we've seen in the better part of a week and a half around here. it won't do much to ease the chill, but even so, a little sunshine will help lift everyone's spirits a touch. for now, though, it is chilly outside. temperatures already back down into the upper 30s and mid-40s.
stretch of weather. >> tom kieran with more on the forecast. >> this is what sandy is doing. drawing cold air down from canada bringing in this unusual chill for early november. it does feel more like a winter morning. you will need your winter coat. the little specks of again, getting a few scattered sprinkles, not as widespread as they were yesterday. out over the panhandle of west virginia and maryland. some places getting a few snow flurries and areas in dark blue, only near freezing now, much of western maryland and western virginia where they got the heavy snow. thousands without power there. and frederick county, into washington county. thousands without power. much of maryland, much of virginia in the 30s this morning. eastern shore, milder, in the low 40s. potomac, 44. throughout the day, you will need your winter coat. the winds increase during the afternoon, partly cloudy, gusts of wind around 20 to 25 miles an hour. to the northwest as we climb to the mid 50s by mid afternoon. i'll be back with the friday evening planner, first four traffic with danella. >> good morning, tom.
will go down with the ship. >> surveys the wreckage sandy left behind. >> you seen anything like this? >> never. never. nothing like this. nothing. >> heart breaking scenes. >> there is my kids' strollers. >> heart warming moments. coming together, coming back, sandy, rescue & recovery. >> good evening, everyone. welcome to "dateline." i'm lester holt. the winds and floodwaters may be gone, but power outages, ruined homes and impassable roads have triggered a whole new set of problems for the east coast. and new yorkers, not always known for their patience, were more rattled today by gas lines that seemed to go on forever. but today, the reason got a glimmer of hope as the relief efforts started to kick in. harry smith starts us off. >> reporter: it's been four days since hurricane sandy struck the northeast. yesterday there were screams for help in some of the worst hit areas. >> we all need help. i need help desperately. >> reporter: today, some help showed up. homeland security secretary janet napolitano toured devastated staten island. >> we have 3200 fema personnel working this s
for their candidates. >>> a week after sandy wreaked havoc on the east coast, some things starting to get back to normal for new yorkers. new york city schools set to reopen today. the subway running at 80% of its normal service. gas lines are still long. both new york governor andrew cuomo and new jersey governor chris christie have promiseded an end to the shortage this week. later this week, president obama will meet with fema to discuss the disaster relief effort. fema approved nearly $158 million of individual disaster assistance. sandly has claimed 113 lives. they're working to restore power to more than 2 million people. >>> amtrak telling passengers make your reservations by phone or online to avoid sold out trains and long lines at ticket counters. >>> air travel is almost back to normal as well. most airlines say they should be running at regular service today. hurricane sandy affected thousands of flights throughout the world. some airlines say they're continuing to waive rebooking fees for passengers going through new york's airport. >>> and new yorkers living near that crane dangl
are actually reaching families left shattered by sandy. tonight, our nbc news investigation. >>> moment of crisis at one of the most trusted institutions in the world. explosive allegations against a popular tv star, now a shake-up all the way at the top. >>> reunited, separated during the storm, we're there for the emotional moments when families find the pets they thought were lost forever. >>> and paying tribute to those who served and those who continue to serve. tonight, honoring our nation's heroes on this veterans day. >>> good evening. the fallout from the surprise resignation of cia director david petraeus after admitting to an extramarital affair has taken two tracks tonight. first with the bombshell landing just days after the presidential election, there is a growing course of questions from lawmakers about exactly when petraeus's affair was discovered and who in washington was told about it. then there's the fbi investigation that inadvertently exposed the whole thing. a probe into some harassing e-mails allegedly sent by petraeus's biography, paula broadwell. tonight nbc h
. >>> the financial toll from hurricane sandy could be more than double the estimates we heard before it hit. new estimates today indicate the total cost could reach $50 billion. $30 billion in economic loes, and up to $20 billion in the cost for insurance companies. this estimate went up because of damage to new york subway system and the blocked roads that are keeping help out of so many communities. for the first time since sandy shut them down, all three of new york's major airports are up and running. you can see the flooding mess at laguardia just a couple of days ago. that airport now open with a limited schedule. both jfk and newark which had already opened on a limited basis, are expected to be in full operation by tomorrow. overall, flight cancellations as a result of sandy are now near 21,000. getting around new york is still a huge challenge. this was the scene in brooklyn today. thousands in line waiting to get on a city bus for a ride into manhattan. that line was four people deep. it literally wrapped around the block and most of them would normally be taking the subway into manhat
. >>> well, from hurricane sandy to last week's nor'easter to spring like weather in the east and a mercury plunge in the west, many are asking what is with the crazy extremes in weather. well, nbc's chief environmental affairs correspond don't ann thompson has that story. >> reporter: america has a case of weather whiplash. >> 60 degrees our high on friday and 28 degrees as our hi on saturday. >> reporter: this weekend the west went from summer to winter overnight. >> that's winter. >> it's winter. >> instawinter. >> reporter: the northeast bass beings in spring like temperatures, still recovering from superstorm sandy and a nor'easter. >> i'm waiting for the locusts next. >> reporter: this year alone the nation's endured a withering draw the, wildfires and the warmest month on record. in 2011 there were 14 extreme weather events each doing more than a billion in damage. now some politicians are connecting the dots blaming the gases that come from burning cole, oil and gas from changing the climate. >> climate change, extreme weather, call it what you will, but it is undeniable. >> reporte
this. about nine days ago we were talking about hurricane sandy making its way onshore in towards portions of the jersey shore and new york. they're going to get hammered again. they're already getting hammered right now. as far as our weather's concerned, look on the radar. very light rain making its way across the area. most of this light sprinkle activity. maybe a flurry or two mixed in. we're not seeing anything like they're seeing up to the north. this major storm making its way up to the coastline. you can see philadelphia, new york, all seeing snow, including areas hardest hit by sandy. the coastline. take a look right now. we've got video coming out of philadelphia. these are actually live pictures of philadelphia right now. you can see the snow making its way down, creating havoc on the roadways there. it is rush hour in philadelphia, too. they'll continue to see the snow. winter weather advisories in effect across their area. as far as our weather's concerned right now, this is all we're dealing with for the most part. the cold air, 44 degrees, winds out of the north at
as the northeast works to recover from sandy while help continues to pour in from the military, kred cross, and also springstein, bon jovi, and many others. >>> obama, romney, and countless political candidates around the nation present their final arguments on who you should vote for and why you should vote for them this final weekend before election day. >>> plus, the final details of what really happened on the 9/11 benghazi terror attack. >> announcer: this is "early today" for friday, november 2nd, 2012. >>> good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry. a horrific week for the northeast and mid-atlantic states continues to unl fold. 94 people are confirmed dead in the u.s. from sandy. more than 4.5 million still don't have power, but that is down from a high of about 8 million. some of the biggest cries for help are coming from new york's statin island where the super storm has claimed at least 19 lives. among them, two little boys, brothers. a 2-year-old and a 4-year-old. their bodies were found in a marsh on thursday. their mother's suv was washed out by rising waters during the hurricane
devastation for miles, even the basics are hard to come by three days after hurricane sandy roared ashore. >>> a dramatic takedown. a virginia man wanted for a spring of pipe bombings found thousands of miles from the crime scene. >> he's a sociopath that needs help. >>> only on news4, a woman stabbed more than 25 times sends a warning to her attacker. >>> fatigue and frustration are growing tonight as the cleanup continues after hurricane sandy. >> the death toll stands at 90 now with millionses of people still in the dark. jay gray has more from toms river, new jersey. >> reporter: troops and heavy equipment continue to move into the strike zone. >> we're in the triage and attack phase now of the storm. >> reporter: the tattered road to recovery littered with debris and the splintered and twisted remnants of so many lives before the storm. >> every single person on this block has lost. >> reporter: there are chances for hope. charging stations provide a lifeline. the subway in new york is slowly coming back online. as officials race to get ready for the famed marathon this weekends, tho
. we'll talk about sunday sunshine coming up. >> thanks. >>> five days after hurricane sandy made landfall people up and down the east coast are still feeling the impact. today president obama is expected to meet with top aides and lawmakers to monitor the government's response to the storm. the storm is now blamed for 109 deaths in the u.s. crews and first responders from our area have been sent to some of the worst hit areas while 2.5 million people are still without power. more than half are in new jersey. >>> as the death toll rises and people continue to clean up new york mayor michael bloomberg has decided to cancel tomorrow's new york city marathon. people were outraged this week when bloomberg said the race would be a boost for the economy and inspire the city to move on after the storm. now though the race that brings 40,000 runners through some of the most damaged parts of the city is off. the race would have closed roads and bridges at a time when transportation is already difficult. countless drivers meanwhile have had to sit in long lines just to fill up their gas tan
stories, of course. there is the countdown to election day and the aftermath of hurricane sandy. >> right now, this region is still reeling, but starting to make progress five days after hurricane sandy hit. today, gas rationing begins in new jersey, while people across the eastern seaboard are still trying to pick up the pieces. if they can get gas to move somewhere. can it be done? can new york city do anything to avoid ending up being under water again? we've got it covered. >>> also, important tips for you on how you can clean up from the storm and make sure you're ready before that next big one comes along. >> later on, some of new york's most famous natives held a telethon for hurricane sandy victims. matt lauer was the host. bruce springsteen, jon bon jovi, and billy joel helped raise money. we'll show you some highlights. >> it was quite a show. >>> we are also live on the campaign trail as president obama and governor romney crisscross the country with just three days to go now until election day. with the race neck and neck, we'll take a look at how hurricane sandy and friday's
>>> good morning. gridlock. three days after sandy getting in and out of new york city a nightmare. long lines at gas stations across the region as the death toll from the storm rises to at least 74 people. >>> and new images show its fury in connecticut and new jersey today, thursday, november 1st, 2012. >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on this thursday morning. i'm savannah gurthrie. >> and i'm matt lauer. the storm recovery is already beginning, but already mounting frustration among people over how long it's going to take. and i guess that's understandable. >> yeah, and it's going to take a while. that much is clear. not just here in the city, but across the northeast region. as we mentioned, gas has become a hot commodity, especially in storm-damaged parts of new jersey and long island. the traffic problems around new york city are so bad now, governor andrew cuomo has declared a transportation emergency. >>> couple of new regulations in place, for example, a minimum passenger mandate is in effect for cars that try to get on the island of manhattan. you have to have th
, the equipment that needs updated and hurricane sandy cost valuable preparation time. in northern virginia, julie carey, news4. >>> there's more fallout from election day. there's already a lawsuit over the plan to bring a new casino to national harbor in prince george's county. and the votes are still being counted in a race in prince george's. we'll have more on those stories in our second half hour. the election sparked a group on immigration reform. advocates rallied at lafayette park in front of the white house. they said they worked in support of president obama's reelection, now they want support for a comprehensive overhaul of u.s. immigration policy to, in their words, keep families together. >> my family is mixed with undocumented and documented people. my sister is a citizen. my grandmother is a permanent resident. my parents and my brother and i are undocumented. we just want to let president obama know we're here, and we're not giving up until our comprehensive immigration reform is reached. >> the advocates say they will also take their fight to capitol hill. they say it's time cong
, back over to you. >>> a week after sandy wreaked havoc on the east coast, things are starting to get back to normal. new york city schools set to open today. the subway is running at about 80% of its normal service. gas lines still on. new york governor andrew cuomo and new jersey governor chris christie have promised an end to the crisis this week. fema approved $158 million in individual disaster assistance. so far sandy has claimed 113 lives in this country. utility companies are still working to restore power to almost 2 million people. >>> even though the new york city marathon was cancelled ultimately, more than 1,000 participants decided to make a run to help those in need. runners delivered water, toilet paper, garbage bags, batteries, and ready to eat meals to victims of hurricane sandy. >> i'm glad that the run was cancelled and they were able to just lend a hand to folks in need. >> in new york, walmart and pepsi donated 11 tractor-trailers packed with things like clothes, food, and cleaning supplies. beer companies donating water. >>> amtrak service will be limited today
. >>> good morning. insult to injury. with millions still reeling from hurricane sandy, now a nor'easter is brewing and it's set to bring high winds and heavy rain to the people who need it least. as temperatures in the northeast dip dangerously low today, we're tracking the storm. >>> complete devastation. a first look insi one new jersey town swamped by sandy. but its residents vowing to rebuild. a message of hope amid the ruins. >>> and down the stretch they come. president obama and governor romney crisscrossing the country hoping to persuade veters to vote for them on election day. and we are right in the middle of all the action "today," sunday, november 4, 2012. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today," decision 2012, with lester holt and erica hill live from democracy plaza. >>> good morning and welcome to "today" on a sunday morning. i'm lester holt here on our beautiful little location. i call it the studio with a view, democracy plaza. our backdrop for nbc's election coverage. >> and a nice view it is. i'm erica hill. it's good you made it this
to the hundreds of thousands of people still in the dark after sandy. the workers know they have a tough task ahead of them. their mission is rewarding. >> most of the customer base is extremely grateful. we do der i've a lot out of that. it's fantastic. hopefully, we'll run into the same thing up there. i'm sure we will. we are there to help. >> it isn't clear how long the crews will be gone. they will be working gruelling hours while they are away. they will work shifts of at least 12 hours. >> we are getting a look at the damage from sandy. take a look at these before and after satellite photos in new jersey. the storm is believed to have caused $50 billion in damages. so far, it's claimed 92 live, 11 in virginia. many businesses are without power, it's down from a peak of 8.5 million. getting around new york is just about impossible. many in new york and new jersey trying to drive their car thinking how do we get gas? thousands in new york and new jersey had to wait hours in lines miles long just to fill up the tanks. many stations are closed because of lost power. the few stations that a
tree stands up to sandy, and almost 3 million cars recalled for steering problems. is yours one of them? >>> plus, guess who's going to get the lions share of the blame if the country goes off the fiscal cliff. here's a hint for you. it isn't president obama. you are watching "early today." recalled for steering problems. >>> welcome back. stories making news this morning. a knew pew research center poll finds that republicans in congress will be more to blame if the u.s. goes off the fiscal cliff. 53% of those surveyed point the finger at the gop while 29% say president obama would be more to blame. >>> 20-year-old mitchell kusick of colorado has been charged with threatening to kill president obama during an october campaign event. kusick also made credible threats towards shooting and killing children at a halloween event. >>> defense secretary leon panetta has demoted the former head of the u.s. africa command general william kip ward for allegedly spending thousands of dollars on lavish travel and other travels. he will retire as a three star general and repay the government $82,00
to affect areas hit by sandy. trends are off shore. things are looking nice as we approach the holidays next weekend. let's talk about what's happened out there. i mentioned that there was an amazing northern lights show going on. this is a picture from the top of mount washington. highest spots in new england. 6,000 feet in new hampshire. there's a weather observatory where they do 24 hour weather observations and they have these amazing images of the northern lights. it was a great show from michigan all the way through vermont and maine. this image captured it well. as far as what's going on out there, not much. nice quiet weather period across the country. another chilly start in the 30s for many people, even the 40s in the deep south. it's a cold, dry air mass pretty much covering much of the nation. doesn't have a lot of tropical origins to it. it's a polar air mass. the only area of rain that we have is down here in the southeast. it's a pretty good solid shield of light rain, even lightening strikes from georgia into south carolina. now trying to go up to wilmington and areas of char
and new jersey. the rain and wet snow is piling up on homes already damaged by sandy. the long island railroad, one of the nation's biggest commuter train systems, suspended all service. the conditions are recovering the sandy effort as well. >> you may have a setback. i'm prepared for that. i hate setbacks. i don't tolerate them usually very well. but this one i can't control. the weather is what it is. and we're going to have to deal with it. >> state police urged residents to leave low lying neighborhoods, but people many are staying behind because they fear looting. >> this is only adding to the misery for people who haven't had power or gas for days because of sandy. andrew has more from oyster bay, long island. >> the sight of snow for communities now wondering if they'll have power by thanksgiving, seemed like a crude joke. >> kind of laughing about it. it's unbelievable. a hurricane to a nor'easter and driving in the snow within ten days, it's pretty unbelievable. >> but the pounding surf and flat-out annoying nor'easter stung people in oysterway bay. one of so many communitie
after hurricane sandy, drivers are still feeling the effects and frustration with long lines for gasoline. now new york city and long island officials are following new jersey's lead with fuel rationing. meanwhile, buyer be wear if you're in the market for a new or used car in the following years. >>> just like in hurricane's past, sandy left behind lots of soaked and sand-filled cars. >> the estimate is that there's at least 16,000 new cars that were damaged and up to 250,000 used cars. >> reporter: and guess where they thought they will end up. >> put-back in the market. >> reporter: so what do you do? >> the number one thing for anybody looking to buy a used car is to pull a vehicle history report. >> reporter: also let a mechanic you trust take a look at it or at the very least inspect the car yourself and include a smell test. >> the odor because when a car sits in standing water, particularly in saltwater, that car will take on a smell that's very difficult to get rid of. >> reporter: look for debris or waterlines inside the car, the trunk, and engine compartment. dingy
for today's vote, and those in the wake of hurricane sandy's destructive path are doing the best they can. obama versus romney, democrats versus republican. the world is watching, and now it's your decision, america. >>> good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry. well, millions of votes have already been cast and the candidates will do some last-minute politicking early today. in the swing state of ohio, nearly 1.8 million absentee ballots have already been cast. that's up from 2008. in florida nearly 4 point. >> petros: 5 million peop-- 4.5 million people have voted. president obama voted early this year. he'll do some swing state interviews and then play in his traditional election day basketball game and then wait in chicago. mr. romney has added two last-minute campaign stops in ohio. paul ryan will vote and join him in boston. joe biden will vote in delaware before joining him in chicago. tracie pots has the details on the final frantic day of campaigning. tracie, good morning to you. >> reporter: hey, good morning. it may be a frantic day of voting too. this is one of the many polling
days after sandy devastated seaside communities in new jersey, one is asking residents to leave their home again because of the coming nor'easter. brick, new jersey, issued an evacuation order for residences in low lying areas. they'll get more than an inch of rain and wind gusts at 65 miles per hour. about 75,000 people lived there. as of last night, utility companies are still working to restore electricity to 12,000 residents who lost power from sandy in new jersey. >>> more than 1 million people remain without power. most places in new york and new jersey. so far sandy claimed at least 106 lives. right now more than 10,000 people are living in shelters across seven states. the gas shortage is still a problem. there are some signs of progress. the staten island ferry and 80% of the new york city subway system are up and running, and the u.s. department of agriculture is sending more than 1 million pounds of food to new york. >>> the world trade center memorial is reopening today. parts of the world trade center and a private entrance room for victims' families were ge damag b
hit by hurricane sandy. the storm and election night news begins now. >>> good evening, while the nation tries to recover from a deep recession, and in a presidential race we were after all, all told was as close and as tight as they get. president obama, the 44th president of the united states was reelected last night. he was somehow able to stitch together a convincing victory, s win i winning just about all the battleground states that were so heavily fought over in the most expensive race in u.s. history. it was early this morning when the president appeared with his family, becoming the third consecutive two-term president we elected. not happening since the presidents jefferson, madison and monroe. president obama won both a decisive victory in both the electoral college. and here on the east, the nor'easter, a storm so fierce the governor of new jersey said it will move the state's recovery effort backward for a time. and here is a look at the skating rink we used as part of the coverage on election night. tonight, it is under a layer of swirling snow. back inside, we b
recovering from hurricane sandy. good morning, and welcome to "news4 today." i'm eun yang. >> and i'm aaron gilchrist. that storm arrived overnight, dropping snow from new jersey to massachusetts. it's only adding to the misery for people who haven't had power or gas for 11 days because of sandy. t the whipping winds, pounding surf stunned people in oyster bay. some are now wondering if power will be restored by thanksgiving. >> north of there in connecticut, drivers are dealing with treacherous road conditions. police say two traffic deaths may be related to the storm. a car collided with a jackknifed crush, and in lebanon, another car overturned. the coastal storm is expected to dump as much as a foot of snow in parts of new england. tom kierein now is tracking that storm. good morning to you. >> a near miss for us thankfully, because it is a powerful coastal storm, almost like a hurricane. in fact, it had hurricane force winds yesterday afternoon. and now it's just sort of stalled out and spinning away here, just south of nantucket. and they're still getting bands of heavy snow from main
. remember, those are the areas just hit by sandy. a lot of the dunes and protection gone from the coast, so it allows the water to flow more freely inland. areas shaded in yellow, medium impact. areas in green there, lower impact. as you get toward western maryland, west central maryland and even areas of central virginia. so for right now, possibility of some isolated inland snow. some inland snow, isolated slick spots, perhaps even for thursday morning. coastal problems indeed. that is what we're looking at right now. if this storm system tracks more to the east, though, we could get nothing more than just some rain around here. as far as election day weather, we'll have more on that. right now, it doesn't look as though we'll have any worries coming up. we'll talk about how cold it will be tomorrow and how much wind will be around the area. and of course, we'll have much more on the impact of the midweek storm coming up in a couple of minutes. >>> it's the final day of campaigning before election day. both presidential candidates are focused on the all-important state of ohio. president
>>> good morning. more misery as the northeast still reels from the impact of sandy. a new threat, another storm headed to the region next week. bad news for millions of desperate residents. near hi 4 million people still without power. gas lines are growing even longer, and they areves are getting even more frayed. >>> four days to go, president obama arrives in ohio overnight and governor romney heads there as well as both camps brace for this morning's all-important jobs report and the impact of sandy looms large over election day. >>> and walk this way. new yorkers in need of a lift are about to get one on our plaza. the countdown has begun for aerosmith's first ever morning show concert today, friday, november 2nd, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a friday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> good morning, everyone. i'm savannah guthrie. this has been a hard week around here, but it's nice to have something to smile about this morning. aerosmith here on th
sandy. people still in the dark. fed up and fighting back. and a whole new movement comes to the rescue. >>> plus, could the new black friday be thanksgiving day? the retailers have announced they're starting the christmas shopping season as early as turkey day this year. "nightly news" begins now. >>> good evening, a growing scandal that has already resulted in the resignation of the cia director has tonight already grown so vast and so complicated, it deserves diagramming as we begin tonight's coverage of it. this begins with retired four-star u.s. army general david petraeus. easily the most celebrated, best known general of the modern era. he resigned on friday, admitting to an affair. he was immediately linked to paula broadwell, like petraeus, she went to west point, an academic and a veteran who wrote a biography of petraeus. we know about the affair because of jill kelley, she alerted the fbi, said she was getting anonymous harassing e-mails, turns out they were from broadwell. kelley dealt with a lot of generals both in the military and socially in tampa. overnight we learned a
. >>> going to extremes, so many still suffering two whole weeks now after hurricane sandy. and now after the hurricane, then the snow. now it feels like spring while winter hits out west. risk factor, a reality check tonight from dr. nancy snyderman on the story in the news today about pregnancy, the flu, and autism. >>> and behind the wheel, tonight how women are taking the lead. this has to do with a huge change that has happened slowly on the american roads. nightly news begins now. >>> good evening, the damage, both personal and political, continues to pile up following the resignation of the director of the cia, retired four-star general david petraeus. easily the most celebrated general officer of a generation. and now, the questions are rolling in about the extramarital affair that led to all of this, about the e-mails that led the fbi to petraeus. and how much further this all goes. we begin our reporting of the story tonight with nbc's andrea mitchell in our washington news room, good evening, andrea. >> reporter: good evening, brian, new questions tonight on why the fbi did not
. the rain, the wet snow all piling up on homes already damaged by sandy. the long island railroad, one of nation's busiest commuter train systems, suspended all of its service. new york city police urged resints to leave low lying neighborhoods. a lot of people, though, are staying behind because they're worried about looting. >> the snow is only adding to the misery for people who haven't had power or gas in 11 days because of sandy. the ripping winds, pounding surf and wet rain stunned people in oyster bay. that community is just one of many the on long island where power outages persist. some wonder if power will be restoer restored by thanksgiving. >> it's unbelievable to go from a hurricane to a nor'easter and driving in the snow in a week, same ten days. it's pretty unbelievable. >> utility companies are working around the clock to try to restore power and get the heat turned on as quickly as possible. >>> traveling by airplane is not easy as well there. are a new round of flight delays and cancellations. >> airlines cancelled at least 1,300 flights out of the new york area. mega
of victims of hurricane sandy will literally be getting a warm feeling, thanks to the generosity of northern virginia donors. the leesburg community are collecting blankets now to send up to folks who lost power and everything in last week's storm. they called their effort "operation keep them warm." it all began with calls for help from a minister and the manager. >> every time we had a community need, we have always stepped up very quickly to meet that community need and i think this is a great example of us doing that. and the community and the employees just really understanding what everybody in new york and new jersey is going through and really wanting to help and this is an easy way to do that. >> fedex is picking up the cost of shipping the blankets. donations are accepted at a noble loudon hospital until tuesday. >>> well, the annual holiday returns to national harbor. this year it has a new theme, our photo journalist chester got a preview of this winter wonderland. >> reporter: today we're at ice featuring sclek the hauls which is our winter attraction. it's open friday november
of jersey, including along the coast. areas that are hard hit by sandy are seeing snow. that is not good news for them. a live shot towards trenton, new jersey. this is a little bit earlier this afternoon. as the snow was falling, the snow continues to fall there right now. we'll continue to see that snow piling up in that region. they could see two to four, maybe five inches of snow before it's all said and done for them. unfortunately that could mean more power outages. for us, 45 degrees, winds out of the north at 16 miles per hour. cloudy skies with rain moving in. temperatures are on the cold side. look at these windchills, sitting at 35 in gaithersburg, 38 at the airport and 37 in manassas. once again, this will not be a big event for us. i'll come back and tell you what the big event will be, though, in just a minute. >>> a live look at reagan national airport where a number of flights heading north have been canceled already. united airlines suspended most of its service this afternoon. american airlines joined in. canceling flights to philadelphia. most airlines are warning pass
:00. coming up, how new york and new jersey are struggling to vote today in the aftermath of hurricane sandy. >> the states voting on whether to >>> in a few hours, the polls will close deciding who will call the white house home. the president, waiting for election results tonight in chicago as we saw earlier. governor romney will be up in boston shortly. >> the damage left by superstorm sandy hasn't stopped people from heading to the polls in storm ravaged parts of new york and new jersey. elections officials there are characterizing the turnout as heavy today. keith russell joins us from the live desk with more. keith? >> thanks, pat. the power is still out for some and dozens of polling sites are unusable. the voters said the devastation brought on by the storm would not stop them from exercising their civic duty. it wasn't without its challenges though. some new yorkers reported long lines and confusion when they showed up at polling spots to cast their ballots. voting machines were set up in the hard hit far rockaway neighborhood of queens but voting was briefly delayed while poll work
hurricane sandy. we'll look at its possible effect on turnout tomorrow. and would you believe the threat from the next storm on the way, a nor'easter threatening for mid-week. the storm, and the election, our coverage, nbc nightly news begins now. >>> good evening, and we can tell you it is almost over now, after a couple of years and a couple of billion, on the eve of decision 2012, we are very close to knowing the first indications of how this race is going to break. heading into election day, by all accounts this election is a statistical dead heat, the latest national head to head has this as a 48-47 race, while state polls vary and while the battleground states call for a lot, you can tell how tight the race is by watching the two campaigns, positively barnstorming the battleground states, battling it out, based on the hope of converts here. all this, while the whole region of the country sits in the dark and watches the profound plaza h peter alexander traveling with the romney campaign in columbus, ohio. peter, good evening. >> reporter: brian, good evening to you. late today, the
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